I can’t believe it’s time for the second annual Pie Party already! Has it really been a year?
It didn’t seem like a whole year had gone by, so I dug up my post from last year. Pie Party, meant to be one day, turned into Pie Week for me in 2011. I baked with friends, with the children of friends, I shared pie with those I love, taking the time to slow down and really enjoy what having a slice of pie means to me. Man, I LOVE pie!
This year is no different. I still love pie, any kind of pie. Doesn’t have to be a perfectly crimped crust or thinly sliced fruit laid out just so. My pie for Pie Party 2012 isn’t fancy. I made it from what I had on hand. I’m sharing it with my favorite fella after a dinner of carryout. I hope he is surprised that we’re having homemade pie after I made a frantic phone call to tell him I hadn’t gotten around to dinner tonight, would he please pick up something on the way home. But I’ve always got time for pie. Will you make time today for a slice, too?
The Un-Recipe for Chocolate-y Goodness Pie
You’ll need a 7″ pie pan. It’s little, enough for four slices or so. I bought mine at Sur La Table.
For the crust: make the crust for this cheesecake. I keep a container of this mixture in the freezer for an impromptu crust. Let it come to room temperature, then pat it into the pie pan.
For the filling: Make half of this Alton Brown recipe for Moo-Less Chocolate Pie. Substitute Frangelico for the coffee liqueur, your pie will have a nice hint of hazelnut. If you are dairy-free, choose a dairy-free chocolate. I used Baker’s chocolate in mine.
For the whipped topping: I keep a can of full-fat coconut milk in the refrigerator most of the time, just so I can have whipped topping in a hurry. Put the can in the refrigerator overnight, open the can and skim the thickened cream off of the top. Save the liquid in the bottom of the can for a smoothie later. The hardened cream part will whip up nicely with a hand mixer. I add a touch of vanilla bean paste. I served this with just a dollop on top of each slice.
So, tell me how you are celebrating Pie Party 2012? Going out for a slice of pie with a friend? Baking pie to share? Having pot pie for dinner? I wanna hear about your pie adventures!
Heather @Gluten-Free Cat says
Um, yes please. How did I let the Pie Party slip by me? I love what you whipped up. Everything from those magical hands are delicious!
Thanks! I'll be making this one again, the filling is so rich that it is high on my list for chocolate lovers.
This looks so good. It makes me wish that I eat soy. You'll just have to enjoy it for me!
I should work on a soy-free filling! If I come up with something, I'll trade ya for an Angel Food Cake. 😉
oh my gosh that looks so good!!! yummmmm
Thanks! It really was good, so rich. I'd like another slice right about now…
The Purple Carrot says
Yum, yum, yum!! Can I have a piece? 🙂